External Offerings

We have consolidated a list of external resources ranging from educational teaching resources to seminars that we feel are useful to you. Links on these pages to non-university sites do not represent endorsement by the University of Oklahoma or its affiliates.

Education Theory and Practice - Fundamentals for New Faculty

The following links from learning-theories.com offer a quick overview of some fundamental concepts and practices for teaching, learner engagement, assessment and educational program oversight. While these resources are not intended to replace more systematic study of education principles and practice they offer a starting point for your further review, study and investigation. 

• Behaviorist Theories (5)
• Cognitive Theories (6)
• Constructivist Theories (5)
• Descriptive Theories (3)
• Design Theories & Models (3)
• Humanist Theories (3)
• Identity Theories (3)
• Learning Theories & Models (11) 
• Motivation Theories (2)
• Paradigms and Perspectives (5) 
• Social Learning Theories (2) 

Harvard Institutes for Higher Education

at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Click here to visit the Harvard Institues

Harvard Medical School Seminars

Advanced Teaching Skills: Stimulating, Lively and High Yield Learning through the Use of Interactive and Innovative Teaching Approaches - An innovative course is aimed at medical teachers who wish to learn new techniques to improve learners’ engagement and retention

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Evaluating Your Teaching

Thoughts on the Professional Evaluation of Teaching. Perspectives from the American Association of Higher Education, American Council of Learned Societies, Occasional Paper No. 33

Click here to read the article

MedEd Portal

MedEdPortal an open education resource and publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges in partnership with the American Dental Education Association.
- Go to https://www.mededportal.org/ - Log-in required.
- Go to top right menu bar and click sign-in to request access.

Quick Facts about MedEdPortal:
  • peer-reviewed educational resources
  • medical education
  • dental education
  • international breadth

Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers

This link will take you to a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) website. The site features over 40 products profiling the diverse approaches taken by HRSA-funded cultural competence building activities and programs in areas such as assessment, culture and language, specific diseases, health professions, research, special populations, technical assistance, training, and web-based learning. 

UCO's Educators' Leadership Academy

The Educators' Leadership Academy at UCO offers customized programs for education professionals.

  • Higher Ed Department Chair Academy - The Higher Ed Department Chair Academy is designed to offer educational professionals the rare opportunity to network and share best practices while experiencing a leadership curriculum designed specifically for their needs. 
  • Educational Administrators' Academy - The Educational Administrators' Academy provides leadership development to educational leaders comparable to that offered to many upper level executives in successful organizations. 
  • Outstanding Professors Academy - The Outstanding Professors' Academy is designed for professors recognized for making superior contributions to their disciplines, that will help them to hone and sculpt their abilities to lead.